PHOTONIC HYBRIDS AND NANOMATERIALS GROUP
university of aveiro
theoria poiesis praxis
aveiro institute of materials
TOP CITED PAPER
The review paper on Thermometry at the Nanoscale coauthored by Phantom-G's members was highlighted by Nanoscale as one of the top cited Nanoscale articles ever. The article is part of a featured collection of papers available for download here.
Rute A. Sá Ferreira delivered a keynote lecture in the Photoptics 2019 (Prague, Czech Republic)
This 7th edition of PHOTOPTICS featured three different tracks on Optics, Photonics and Lasers, covering both theoretical and practical aspects
Annual Event on Material Science, Nanotechnology and Applications Library Auditorium of FCT in Nova University of Lisbon, organized by the PROTEOMASS Scientific Society and The BIOSCOPE Research Group joined the CENIMAT, LAQV Research Centers. Carlos Brites and Luís Carlos, Phamtom-G members, were presenting the work on Luminescent Thermometry.
PAPER IN J. Mater. CHEM. A
A new paper was published in J. Mater. Chem. A reporting sustainable luminescent solar concentrators based on organic–inorganic hybrids modified with chlorophyll illustrating the potential of this approach for the development of nature-based luminescent solar concentrators. The paper can be accessed here.
PAPER IN SENSORS
A new paper was published in Sensors reporting an optical sensor based on a Mach-Zehnder interferometer to monitor the growing concentration of bacteria in a liquid medium. The sensor presents a performance comparable to the best values known for low-refractive index contrast. The paper can be accessed here.
M. DEBASU WAS DISTINGUISHED WITH OUTSTANDING REVIEWER AWARD BY IOP
Mengistie Debasu was distinguished as one of the Outstanding Reviewer Award winners in 2017 for Institute of Physics, in recognition of the high quality and timeliness of reviews for Nanotechnology. The full list of winners can be consulted here.
L.D. CaRLOS participates in the Christmas video of university of aveiro
Luís Carlos was the Santa Claus in the Christmas video of University of Aveiro.
The full video (in portuguese) can be seen here.
PHD viva voice examination of Sangeetha Balabhadra
The Ph.D. viva voice examination of Sangeetha Balabhadra occurred last 07-12-2017 with great success. Congratulations to Sangeetha for having achieved this important mark.
A paper authored by PHANTOM-G's members presenting a straightforward method to predict the temperature calibration curve of any upconverting thermometer based on two thermally coupled electronic levels was published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. The paper can be accessed here.
COST MEETING 2017 in Aveiro
The meeting of the COST Action CM1403 (The European Upconversion Network - from the Design of Photon-Upconverting Nanomaterials to Biomedical Applications) was held in Aveiro past June 29th and 30th. See the group photo in the website.
The recent paper of Phantom-G on fabrication of long-length fiber waveguiding luminescent solar concentrators was highlighted in the Renewable Energy Global Innovations.
The page link is available here.
BEST SHOWCASE PRIZE
The showcase "Luminescent Molecular Thermometer" presented by Carlos Brites, João Ramalho and Luís Carlos in Materiais 2017 conference (Aveiro) was distinguished with the prize for the best showcase .
most cited chapter for ‘Lanthanides in Luminescent Thermometry’
Our chapter entitled ‘Lanthanides in Luminescent Thermometry’ published in Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths, Volume 49 was the most cited chapter from Science Direct for the whole book series in 2016 (of chapters published in 2016).
Exclusive Share Link for the chapter is available here until the end of May.
PAPER PUBLISHED IN NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY
The paper "Instantaneous ballistic velocity of suspended Brownian nanocrystals measured by upconversion nanothermometry" co-authored by Carlos DS Brites, Mengistie L. Debasu and Luís D. Carlos, members of GFHybrids was published. The paper is highlighted in the CICECO News page and can be accessed in the paper highlights of this site. Press coverage of our recent paper about the determination of instantaneous Brownian velocity in the links provided
MENTES QUE BRILHAM [TV]
CIENCIA 2016 MEETING
GFHybrids was present in the last CIENCIA meeting. This was a National Science Meeting, in Lisbon, in the 4th July. The prototype "Luminescent Nanothermometers" from GFHybrids , and two posters were presented in the meeting organized by FCT. The website of the meeting is available here.
NATIONAL SCIENCE MEETING
This semester group meetings were relaunched last 24th May. The group meetings are held , in CICFANO building, room 33.1.3, Tuesday at 13:45. The objective is to promote the cooperation between the group members and improve presentation skills, in a 10 min presentation followed by a 15 min discussion. The group meeting's page presents the complete list of past and future presenters.
Emerging Technologies Competition final
"Dual-centre luminescent molecular thermometer based on lanthanide ions" was selected to the RSC Emerging Technologies Competition Final. The competition was organized by RCS and was held in London in June, 2016. The technology was evaluated in the materials challenge. All the details on the competition can be found here.
L. D. Carlos SPECIALTY EDITOR OF FRONTIERS IN CHEMISTRY
L.D. Carlos was pointed out as Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Chemistry – Inorganic Chemistry. Frontiers in Chemistry is an open-access journal with the goal of publishing outstanding research publications, review articles, commentaries, and ideas about various aspects of Chemistry. The page of the journal can be accessed here.
special issue of Journal of Luminescence
The special issue of Journal of Luminescence “Lanthanide spectroscopy: Making them shine brightly” is a festschrift tribute to Oscar Malta, to the career of this unique person that has given a significant contribution to the recent progresses of the Brazilian Chemistry and with a tremendous influence on the development of luminescence spectroscopy since the eighties. The volume is launched on February 2016 and is edited by Luís D. Carlos (University of Aveiro, Portugal) and Ricardo Longo (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil).
L.D. Carlos Integrates The Brazilian Academy OF Sciences.
L. D. Carlos, researcher from CICECO and the Department of Physics (DFIs), University of Aveiro, is the latest Corresponding Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC). Elected this week to appear in the table of honor of one of the most important scientific academies of the world, L. D. Carlos, expert in the field of optical properties of materials, see well recognized the scientific merit and "relevant collaboration in the development of science in Brazil." The full news can be accessed here.
NEWS ARTICLE IN THE SCIENTIST
An article regarding the methods for taking a cell's temperature, was published, including some contributions from L. D. Carlos. The news can be accessed here.
Gulbenkian Prize for Ana Bastos
Ana Rita Bastos, PhD Student of GFHybrids was one of the awarded projects by the Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal). The project entitled "Low-cost integrated-optics circuits for a new optical-fiber generation ", is oriented by Rute André (CICECO), Mário Lima and Paulo André (IST). The prize ceremony was held in Lisbon the past 9th March. The news in UA page can be accessed here.
PAPER IN PHYSICS TODAY
A recent paper resulting from a collaboration of the L.D. Carlos (Physics Department and CICECO), M. Bettinelli (University of Verona ) and Xiaogang Liu (NUS, Singapore) was published in September in Physics Today.
Researchers form GFHybrids publish on PHYSICS REVIEW LETTERS
A recent paper resulting from a collaboration of the researchers of CICECO, ETH Zürich (Switzerland) and University of Rochester (New York , USA) was published last April in Physics Review Letters.
GFHybrids wins two awards in Jornadas CICECO 2015
GFHybrids participate actively in the Jornadas CICECO 2015 with several posters and showcases. The group won both best showcase (by CDS Brites & LD Carlos) and best poster (by M Debasu et al.) awards in competition. Photos of the event are available online here.
R Ferreira and V Freitas publish in Nature Communications
A research team of GFHybrids reported a new white-light LED based on single-phase white efficient and tuneable photoluminescent boehmite hybrid nanoplates lacking metal activator centers.
Researchers form GFHybrids publish on ACSNANO
A recent paper resulting from a collaboration of the researchers of CICECO, ICMA and I3A (Zaragoza, Spain) and LPCNO (Tolouse, France) was published last February in ACSNano.
Researchers form GFHYBRIDS publish on Angewandte Chemie
A recent paper resulting from a collaboration of the researchers of GFHybrids and Université Montpellier 2 was published last December in the Angewandte Chemie International Edition.
FAPESP highlighted the work done by GFHybrids
The newsletter of the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil, highlighted the work done in the GFHybrids group in Aveiro on nanothermometry. The text can be read here.
Interview with plenary lecturers of the XIII SBPMat Meeting
L. D. Carlos gave a plenary lecture at the XIII SBPMat Meeting, João Pessoa, Brazil. On the interview to the SBPMat newsletter he shared his most prominent works in the field of Luminescent Materials. The complete interview can be read here.
L.D. Carlos and R. A. Ferreira in Rare-Earth Conference in Brazil
L.D. Carlos gave the opening Lecture of the Rare-Earth conference in Brazil (Terras Raras 2014), last September. Also R. A. Ferreira gave a plenary lecture at the same conference. The web page of the conference is available here.
L.D. Carlos keynote speaker in 41th ICCC
L. D. Carlos gave a keynote lecture last July at the 41th International Conference on Coordination Chemistry, in Singapore, entitled "Luminescent Nanothermometers at Work". The web page of the congress is available here.
L.D. Carlos in MRS Brazil Meeting
L.D. Carlos gave a plenary lecture in the XIII edition of the Brazilian Materials Research Society Meeting (SBPMat) entitled "Luminescence Applied to Nanomedicine". The web page of the congress is available here.
PL laboratory in a new building
The photolumenescence laboratory is now installed on the new CICFANO building, on the second floor. In the new laboratory it can be found the Fluorolog spectrometers, the UV-VIS equipment, the integrating sphere among others. Also the PhD students and the PostDoc fellows moved to the new building.
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